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Erfurt (Bezirk)

Bezirk Erfurt
District

Location of Bezirk Erfurt within the German Democratic Republic

Coordinates: 51°0′N 11°0′E / 51.000°N 11.000°E / 51.000; 11.000Coordinates: 51°0′N 11°0′E / 51.000°N 11.000°E / 51.000; 11.000

Country German Democratic Republic
Subdivisions 13 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1990
Seat Erfurt
Area
 • Total 7,349 km2 (2,837 sq mi)
Population (1989)[1]
 • Total 1,240,400
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Vehicle registration L, F

The Bezirk Erfurt was a district (Bezirk) of East Germany. The administrative seat and the main town was Erfurt.

History

The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Thuringia.

Geography

Position

The Bezirk Erfurt bordered with the Bezirke of Magdeburg, Halle, Gera and Suhl. It bordered also with West Germany.

Subdivision

The Bezirk was divided into 15 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 13 rural districts (Landkreise):

  • Urban districts : Erfurt; Weimar.
  • Rural districts : Apolda; Arnstadt; Eisenach; Erfurt-Land; Gotha; Heiligenstadt; Langensalza; Mühlhausen; Nordhausen; Sömmerda; Sondershausen; Weimar-Land; Worbis.

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